Guest accommodation is in six small-sized Meru tents, with director’s chairs out front, comfortable beds inside the main tent area and an outdoor bathroom out back, with a conventionally plumbed toilet, traditional safari hand-basins and a bucket shower, with hot water being fetched on request. These rooms may look simple by comparison with those in modern safari camps, but they are properly function, sealed against insects and with lots of ventilation. If only the bathrooms were inside, then they would be our idea of safari perfection.
Meals here are usually served around a single table, in traditional safari camp style. The hosting here tends to be quite modest, with little variation in terms of special meals or locations. But the food quality is universally praised, you will hopefully be amazed at the level of food which can be produced from such basic kitchens, these chefs really are superstars. Special diets such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free are no problem, so long as you let us know at the time of booking.
At 2045 square kilometres, Mana Pools is a good sized national park which is a very significant part of a much larger trans-frontier wilderness area here in the Zambezi valley. It is just across the river from the lesser known but equally impressive Lower Zambezi across in Zambia.
The area is very rich in wildlife, especially Jul/Oct, with the key river-front areas having particularly good densities of elephants, wild-dogs, lions, leopards and a wide range of other animals. Birding is also very strong. The area contains a number of wonderfully earthy old-style safari camps which are particularly renowned for excellent canoe safari and walking safari.
Nestled between a Teak forest and a large open plain in Hwange National Park is the beautiful Camp Hwange.
Placed in the hugely diverse Gonarezhou National Park is the Chilo Gorge, a beautiful luxury lodge featuring all the odds and ends.
Located in a 5000 acre private game reserve, part of the Hwange National Park Region is The Bomani Tented Lodge.
The beauty of Khulu Lodge is that it combines luxurious and private accommodation with old world hospitality.
Situated on the eastern side of Hwange National Park, Somalisa Camp is a small, authentic bushcamp which lies amongst a grove of camelthorn acacias.
Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba is a place of romance and luxury promising peace and seclusion in an unusual blend of landscapes.
Ruckomechi Camp at Mana Pools offers a great combination of scenic beauty and excellent game-viewing.
Located in what’s arguably one of the most beautiful areas in Zimbabwe, Matobo Hills, is the 5-star, privately owned and exclusive Camp Amalinda.
Old Drift Lodge is a bush paradise that exudes an old world charm amidst modern luxuries.
Situated just a few kilometers from the breathtaking Victoria Falls, the Safari Club is surrounded by unspoiled African bush.
Vic Falls Safari Suites set within the award winning lush gardens of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, where African style and comfort are combined.
The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, built in 1904, combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new.